Tucked between Truckee and Tahoe City, Alpine Meadows Resort is a picturesque playground for families and off-the-radar thrill-seekers alike. Chalet-style lodges and approachable hospitality mean that the skiing and riding experience always comes first. From easy-riding progression parks to wide-open bowls, Alpine Meadows brings an exciting challenge to any level of skier or snowboarder. And with more than 100 trails spread over 2,400 acres, mountain adventures (and groomed runs) await at every bump, jump, and chairlift. Visit one of Lake Tahoe's hidden gem ski resorts today!
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alpine Meadows
Where is Alpine Meadows?
Alpine Meadows is located in Tahoe City, a community in California's Placer County near Lake Tahoe. The address is 2600 Alpine Meadows Rd Alpine Meadows, CA 96146.
How far is Alpine Meadows from Squaw Valley?
Alpine Meadows is 6.7 miles from Squaw Valley. It is just 1.4 miles down highway 89 between the two access roads.
How far is Alpine Meadows from Lake Tahoe?
Alpine Meadows is located just 7.2 miles from Lake Tahoe. Alpine Meadows has even better views of the lake than Squaw Valley does, especially off of the aptly-named Lakeview chair.
What are the characteristics of Alpine Meadows?
Alpine Meadows is known for its laid-back atmosphere, old-school vibes, lake views, hike-to terrain, and amazing bowl skiing.
Are Squaw and Alpine connected?
Squaw and Alpine are not connected at this time, but a project to connect the two mountains via a base-to-base gondola is underway. Lift tickets will work at both Squaw and Alpine, and you can go between the two using the Squaw Alpine Shuttle.
Can you ski from Squaw to Alpine?
At this time, there is not terrain connecting Squaw and Alpine. A project to connect the two mountains via a base-to-base gondola is underway. Lift tickets will work at both Squaw and Alpine, and you can go between the two using the Squaw Alpine Shuttle.
- Beginner: 25%
- Intermediate: 40%
- Advanced: 35%
Skiable Acres: 2,400
Terrain Parks: 2
- High Speed 6-Pack: 1
- High Speed Quads: 3
- Fixed Grip Triple Chairs: 2
- Fixed Grip Double Chairs: 5
- Surface Lifts: 2
Total Lifts: 13
Uphill Capacity: 19,378 people per hour
- Average Annual Snowfall: 450 inches
- Snowmaking: 9 out of 13 lifts
- Nov: 47 high, 24 low
- Dec: 40 high, 20 low
- Jan: 36 high, 16 low
- Feb: 39 high, 18 low
- Mar: 44 high, 21 low
- Apr: 50 high, 26 low
- May: 60 high, 32 low
Alpine Meadows in the Press
- Read about why Summit Chair is so epic.
- Read about some favorite snowboarding runs here at Alpine Meadows.
- Want to try snowshoeing? Our chalet tours are some of the nation's most revered!
- Check out some choice shots of winter at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows from last season.